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William Abner Davis
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 • Posted November 5, 2008

William Abner Davis was born July 28, 1926, in Kimble County Texas, the eleventh child of Robert Henry Davis and Mary Alice Knox Davis. AB went home to the Lord October 29, 2008.

"AB" (as he was called by everyone that knew him) attended public school in Segovia and Junction.

At the age of eighteen, he was inducted into the United States Army. Following six weeks of basic training at Camp Hood, he was shipped into Pacific War Theater to fight against the Japanese. He served as an infantryman on both Leyte and Luzon islands with forces commanded by General Douglas McArthur, until hostilities ceased. Upon returning to the United States, he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, to finish his tour of duty. There he met Wanda Joy Porter, of Mason, and they were married June 5, 1946.

He was the last survivor of ten brothers and sisters.

This union produced four children, Dwight Davis of Junction, Wayne Davis of Marble Falls, Ricky Davis of Junction and Helen Davis Wissner of Junction. At the time of his death, AM and Wanda were blessed with our children, eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and sixty-two years of happiness together.

AB took pride in being a lifelong resident of Kimble County. His love of the outdoors, hunting, watching local wildlife, the Dallas Cowboys (win, lose, or draw), and sharing time with friends and family, gave him great pleasure in life. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord at the age of fifteen, and was baptized. His Christian faith gave him strength and encouragement through life's trials.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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